Astrotripper

Joined on Jul 12, 2013

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blackcoffee17: Why would anyone trade a camera for $500 when they can sell it on the used market for much more. Except if in very bad condition or if they accept cameras with defects.

They wouldn't. That's why it's not how this promotion works.

Try reading. It does not hurt, trust me.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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Astrotripper: Kinda disturbing to see the meaning of "sexual harassment" watered down so much as to mean "a man offended a woman". This is very dangerous and in the long run, if common enough, will simply undo decades of progress modern societies made since the first feminist movements.

Eric, that's not what the men say. That's what I say. People have different opinions, both men and women. You trying to associate a specific opinion with gender is just close minded and shows how little regard for individualism you have.

You might not make a distinction between rude/aggressive behaviour, harassment and sexual harassment, and that is your right. But I think it's very dangerous in the long run, and that's my opinion. If you cannot grasp why I think that way, I'm afraid I cannot help you.

If you think it's nonsense, that's fine with me. And since you don't say why it's nonsense, I don't even feel compelled to try to defend it or expand on it. Coz there's nothing to argue with.

So I guess you are free to remain offended by this opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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azinheira: Photos are nice but very soft in my opinion.

@azinheira
How can you tell by looking at those tiny images?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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DFPanno: A7R II with the Loxia lenses is not much bigger and provides some of the finest files avaible from a small format camera.

But it's not nearly as sexy as PEN-F with 12 or 17mm primes. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:01 UTC

Kinda disturbing to see the meaning of "sexual harassment" watered down so much as to mean "a man offended a woman". This is very dangerous and in the long run, if common enough, will simply undo decades of progress modern societies made since the first feminist movements.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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jadot: It's 2017 and still the little boys are finding it necessary to pass approval/disapprove of

a) How a female person is 'squatting' (snigger)
b) How a woman chooses to adorn her body
c) Whether or not a woman has hair anywhere on her body

You little boys are a joke. Get up from your internet slumber and have a look in the mirror, then try to figure out why women have always found you repulsive. Or are you some kind of pimp, where only the "finest Bs & Hs" come up to your hard man standard.

Creep.

Am I missing something? Was there a "big comment purge" of some sort? I saw the thumbnail on the main page and thought "oh goodie, I'll get my popcorn and get some laughs out of the comment section". But I don't see anything that jadot is referencing. Was it as bad as to get moderated away or what?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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AJC Photography: What is the point of this?

Entertainment. Like in case of most silly things.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Boring focal length in my opinion.

Roland, probably 14mm 😂

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: Is there a reason to get to consider this combo instead of a ZS100, RX100 or some other pocketable camera?

The mFT cameras became too big and the price tag too high to justify a purchase. On top of that the IQ different between the small sensors are almost indistinguishable and you get more flexibility of the zoom range.

Pricing a mFT lens the same league as a FF lens without their benefits is crazy talk.

I carry my GM5 with me all the time. I can take it out of a pocket and take a shot quicker than I would with my iPhone. And this 15mm is made for this camera. Not only is it gorgeous, it's also a blast to use.

Unfortunately, GM5 is no more and there is no replacement. Which is a real shame. While there are better cameras in Micro 4/3 system, there is (was) no better Micro 4/3 camera than GM5.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 14:13 UTC

I think that focusing on the minute details and technicalities of this particular case we miss the bigger point here.

Which is that a bunch of random people claim to be legal representatives of an animal and claim to act on its behalf. A wild animal no less. And one not living in USA even.

What next, we're gonna need a written model release from a cat if we take a photo of it? We'll face defemation and liabel lawsuits for posting funny videos of animals doing silly things or just banging each other?

What's worse, PETA also sued the company that printed Slater's photobook. They are basically claiming that the book printer is also liable for copyright infringement.

Those PETA guys are just plain dangerous. It's not really about this Slater dude and his monkey photo. It's about the internet as we know it. The sooner those PETA lunatics get put down by the judge the better.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

"For a smartphone generation, we put out a very Nikon-ish mirrorless camera"

Soo, basically Canon's approach. Start with cheap entry level camera to potentially replace lowest tier of DSLRs.

Nothing to look forward, in my opinion.

It will take years for Nikon to offer anything close in capability to the Micro 4/3, Fuji X or Sony FE. Nikon will have to move much, much faster than Canon to gain a foothold in the market.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 187th comment | 2 replies
On article Macro photography with the Fujifilm GFX 50S (53 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Interesting selection of topic for a sponsored video. Here you are next to the Sawtooths with some of the grandest scenics in North America which this camera is too die for and you publish a macro video. Medium Format with its tight depth of field is certainly not the best medium to capture macros...all said I did enjoy the work.

The depth of field argument is silly. If you need more DOF, you close down the aperture, that's all.

Fuji in general is not the best for macro because of lack of macro lenses, not because of depth of field. I don't know what it is with Fuji and 1:1 magnification. x0.5 is what one would expect from a macro labeled zoom, not a prime lens.
There's no dedicated first-party lighting system for macro either, as far as I know. And no focus bracketing in-camera.

If you compare x1.25 you can get on 4/3 sensor with x0.5 magnification on MF sensor, the gap is simply huge and even those 50 megapixels can't close it.

But probably not everyone needs to go down to 1:1.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
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Snapper2013: Overreaction in my opinion. How many aircraft have been brought down by a drone really??!

@snapper
So it takes a tragedy that costs human lives for you to understand this simple matter?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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Robjwilli: Might make me re-think my micro four-thirds option for travel. This plus a small D3300/3400 with 18-55 and 50 1.8D would be an inexpensive and lightweight APSC bundle.

@ozturert
There is nothing in Micro 4/3 that would be a competition on price for this or the Canon. There are no affordable UWAs for MFT.

Oly 9-18 is a whooping $600, and that's already lower than the MSRP of $700. Either way, it is normally around twice as expensive as similar lenses from Canon or Nikon. I managed to get mine for less than 400 EUR, but I was extremely lucky to manage that. And while it's a pretty good lens, it's not worth $700 or even $600, no matter how you slice it.

So yeah, Nikon users should be really with this release. Hopefully the lens is good.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:33 UTC

It's a cheap smartphone with a cheap camera module. The only "original" thing about it is a piece of plastic "faux lens barrel" glued onto the back.

How I wish Panasonic would evolve their CM1 concept. That was actually something promising and needed maybe one more iteration to be really good. With Android adding support for wide gamut displays and color management, you could really do some serious stuff with it one day.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 06:59 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Astrotripper: Wow, $2200 for a lens and it's not even weather resistant?

Yes, I wrote weather resistant, which for me means at least splashproof (the most common hazard for me), with dustproof and freezeproof completing the picture. If you're living in California it might be dustproof that's the most important, while for someone in Finland probably freezeproof would be a must. but there has to be SOMETHING for it to be considered weather resistant.

How do you expect a lens that is not even moisture proof to be weather resistant in any capacity? Like, this literally means that you cannot expect it to work reliably (or worst case scenario - survive) during a trip to the tropics. Not that I would expect it to fail, but if it does, Sony told you it could, so...

And yes, some manufacturers do claim their lenses and cameras are dustproof, splashproof, freezeproof (and/or depending on company and product). Without asterisks attached to those terms.

So when Sony writes "it's moisture and dust -resistant but not -proof" I say: "so is my $100 plastic kit lens".

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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Astrotripper: Wow, $2200 for a lens and it's not even weather resistant?

What's there to read?

The press release clearly states: "Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof."

Which means it is not even dust and moisture proof. This is MOISTURE. Not rain. Not drizzle. Not water splashing. MOISTURE.

So how can it be weather resistant? Not to mention it would also have to be freezeproof and splashproof to qualify as weather resistant. At least in my book.

But maybe my expectations are too high of expensive high end gear?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:21 UTC

Wow, $2200 for a lens and it's not even weather resistant?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 13th comment | 10 replies
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Kiril Karaatanasov: 8K nice! So Panasonic will ditch m43 finally? Nice to know GH5 is last of it's kind.

8K simply requires bigger sensor, probably bigger than APS-C. The only 8K camera sensor today is in Sony A7R2 although it cannot shoot 8K video. However e see the need for 42MP in 3:2 ratio. 43 ratio would need to be around 50MP which means diffraction artifacts at f/2.8......

BTW, Kiril, you are aware of the Bayer CFA on the sensors, right?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: 8K nice! So Panasonic will ditch m43 finally? Nice to know GH5 is last of it's kind.

8K simply requires bigger sensor, probably bigger than APS-C. The only 8K camera sensor today is in Sony A7R2 although it cannot shoot 8K video. However e see the need for 42MP in 3:2 ratio. 43 ratio would need to be around 50MP which means diffraction artifacts at f/2.8......

Kiril, there's no way f/4 would already be problematic, much less f/2.8.

Currently, for 16mp 4/3 sensor, f/11 is where you are diffraction limited. And I'm not talking about theory, but the effect observable on actual photos and MTF measurements. At f/8, MTFs from 16mp sensors are still higher than from 12mp sensors. Only at f/11 they remain within a margin of error. The same is true of 20mp sensor vs 16mp sensor. So on 40mp sensor, that boundary would be somewhere around f/5.6, not f/2.8.

As for actual photos, f/11 is where things start to go downhill (a reason High Res mode is limited to f/8). And I'm pretty sure you would not notice that on 4K video anyway.

So no, most Micro 4/3 lenses will not be useless on a 40mp sensor. Most MFT primes reach peak sharpness around f/2.8 while f/2.8 zooms around f/4. And to put things in perspective, pretty much every MFT lens is sharper wide open than at this diffraction limited f/11.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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